Mongoose Junction Driveway to Partially Close to Accommodate Underground Electrical Project.

To facilitate ongoing work on the underground electrical project on St. John, the Mongoose Junction driveway will be partially closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly beginning on Tuesday, Nov 30.

For a one-week period, only limited access will be granted while work is underway by WAPA contractor Haugland Energy. The driveway will be open to normal traffic flow outside of the work hours.

The project, to be done in three phases, will replace existing overhead electrical lines and equipment with underground facilities to lessen damage from future hurricanes and windstorms and ensure more efficient service restoration in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

The project is funded jointly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The project contractor is Haugland Energy Group with project management provided by FX Bonnes Associates. The $11.9 million first phase of the project is expected to be completed at the end of March 2022.